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The Itana Business Architecture Working Group (IBAWG) discusses the broad domain of Business Architecture with the intent to develop tools and methods for the IT organization to become a strategic partner with the business. The goal is to bring together practitioners and provide a forum for sharing resources, ideas, experience and, inspiration.

Interested in participating? Please contact Dana Miller at

Next Conference Call


 ERP and System Renewal Programs


  • Use of Agile in Project and Portfolio Management 

Day/Time: Friday

February 15, 2019. 11AM

, January 17th, 2020. 11 AM Alaska, Noon




1 PM Mountain,


2 PM Central,


3 PM Eastern


February 16

January 18th. 9AM NZDT, 7AM AEST

To join the Meeting: 


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2019-2020 IBAWG Program



2020  Call Program

  • Presentation by Betsy Draper and Angela Chauncey from Kansas State University: Federated Business Architecture Approach at Kansas State University

2019-01-18 Call Notes

Presentation Recording

February 2The call featured Ladan Heit, Enterprise Architect from Wilfrid Laurier University which is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Ladan will demonstrate Business Architecture methods using the  Insight-EA - Enterprise & Business Architecture SaaS Platform.
Business Architecture allows an organization to build a holistic view across multiple dimensions such as capabilities, people, processes, assets, and information, etc. so strategic objectives can better align with tactical demands.
The recording of a recent Open Group webinar about Insight EA is available at Call Notes

Presentation Recording

February 15The call will be Hosted by Piet Niederhausen from the University of Washington who will lead a discussion of the following topics:
Continue last week's Itana discussion on ERP programs, focusing on how are ERP programs are doing business architecture -- Piet will bring examples from the current UW finance program
Future discussion of doing business architecture for the IT organization, for example, IT strategy, ITSM process maturity, workforce development, etc. -- Piet will share the range of things the EA team has tried at the UW and the associated challenges
  •  Future discussion of last week's Itana call spent some time on UCSD's Enterprise Systems Renewal Program. Do working group members have experience with a similar renewal of "legacy" system programs? 
  • 2019-02-15 Call NotesMarch 1
    • jeff kennedy to present on the use of the CAUDIT business reference model for strategic storytelling at the University of Auckland (business process mapping; goals for the year; application inventory; Agile underpinnings and the implications for governance and strategy; helping the organisation understand itself; driving the portfolio).
    March 15Dana Miller will present how the CAUDIT Higher Education Business Reference Model provides a systems view of the organization which aligns with elements of Deming's System of Profound Knowledge.
    March 29


    • Use of Agile in Project and Portfolio Management 
    2020-01-17 Agenda and Call Notes
    January 31
    • Strategy Deployment Methods

    February 14
    • Capability-Based Tribes

    February 28
    • Where Should EA and Business Architecture Sit?

    March 13
    • University of Wisconsin EA regeneration, J.J. Du Chateau

    March 27
    • Book Group: Business Architecture: The Missing Link in Strategy Formulation, Implementation and Execution

    Want to lead or propose a session? Contact Dana Miller at

    Spring 2020  Call Program


    Development of the working group charter

    Topics of Interest:


    How and where does Business Architecture fit into higher ed?  What is the value proposition?

    Additional Topics:

    Reference Material:

    SessionApril 12



    Summer 2020 Call Program